LOS ANGELES—The ARS Javakhk Fund Committee, cognizant of the determination of the communities in Javakhk (Georgia) to preserve the Armenian heritage, has organized an annual cruise and lecture program to spread the word and raise funds to support programs in Javakhk.
A dinner cruise is scheduled for Sunday, March 1. The Yacht Electra will be departing from Newport Beach harbor at 4 p.m. Professor Ashot Melkonyan, a native of Javakhk and historian in Armenia will be the guest speaker.
Honorary guests of the Sunday evening cruise are Mr. Alec & Dr. Alenoush Baghdasaryan. “Our community and nation are fortunate to have individuals such as Alec and Alenoush Baghdasaryan who sponsor and contribute to many important causes. They are not only kind, selfless and humble but are visionaries,” said Lena Bozoyan, ARS Javakhk Fund Committee Chairperson. “Their everlasting love for our homeland and our people are exemplary.”
Prof. Melkonyan will also lecture about the “Past, Present and Future of Javakhk” in Glendale and San Francisco on the following days:
On Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m., at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, Calif.
On Sunday, March 8, following Church Services (around 1:30 p.m.), Vasbouragan Hall, 51 Commonwealth Ave., San Francisco, Calif.
The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, established in 1984 and with regional headquarters in Glendale, Calif., has 26 chapters and more than 1,200 members in four western states. The ARS operates a Social Services Division and Child, Youth, and Family Guidance Center, and funds numerous youth programs, scholarships, and relief efforts.